Review: Randall Munroe – what if? Serious Scientific Questions to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Review: Randall Munroe – what if? Serious Scientific Questions to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

I have been a fan of xkcd for quite some time. A lot of Randall Munroe’s comics concern IT and technology jokes, and I’m always in for that! On his website, he also has a “what if” inbox. Here, he allows people to ask absurd hypothetical questions which he will answer as seriously as possible. And then he went and made a book of those questions and answers!

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Top 5 Characters in the Magic 2.0 series

Top 5 Characters in the Magic 2.0 series

Starting today, I will list to you the most outstanding characters in a book or series that I’ve read. Keep in mind that this is solely my opinion and that yours can vary. Today, I’ll be talking about the Magic 2.0 series.

I’d like to disclaim here that some of the things I’ll write about these characters might be spoiling to you, so please continue reading with caution. If you haven’t fully read the series, you might want to come back to this post when you have…

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Review: Scott Meyer – An Unwelcome Quest

Review: Scott Meyer – An Unwelcome Quest

I finished the third part of the Magic 2.0 series. I can only wait for Scott Meyer to finish his fourth book: Fight and Flight. The first book, Off to Be the Wizard, was a great read. Spell or High Water continued where the previous ended, both in story as in style. I really liked that book as well. Now, I’ve read An Unwelcome Quest, which again joins young wizard Martin Banks on his journey.

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Blog Changes – May 2017

Blog Changes – May 2017

Dear readers.

I’ve started working on this blog with a purpose: improve my own writing as well as share my thoughts on books I’ve read and films I’ve seen. So far, I published 27 blog posts on 4 months and some days. Even though that’s quite a high number, it’s not good enough for me.

I. Must. Do. Better.

Why? Because in the last two months, I’ve only written eight posts. That’s just not good enough. I’m setting my monthly goal to six blogposts. Let’s see if I get there.

Also, I’m restyling my blog. As you can see, there is a new layout. Indeed, I changed it. Why? So that it is clear to you that there are changes. Duh. In the future, I will also change the layout when other changes are due. This to ensure you quickly notice some structural changes.

Secondly, I’m going to restyle my writing. I followed a course on story telling near the end of April. It was a great course and it let me know that there’s a lot more to writing than just filling blog posts with words. So you can expect my blog posts to contain more story and less bla-bla.

Last but not least, a friend recently told me that I spoiled too much in my reviews. He was interested to see whether the book was any good. But before he got to that part of my review, he already knew a lot about the content of the novel. And come to think of it, he’s right.

I. Spoil. Like. Hell.

It’s true, damnit. You can expect my reviews to have a different structure in the future. I will do my best to address oncoming spoilers. I’ll split my review posts into my two cents and my favourite characters. A brief recap of the storyline will probably not be part of my future reviews, unless you want it!

I guess that’s it. For now, those are the changes that will occur on Reading with @wel_ko. I will keep on sharing my thoughts from my reading corner. Other suggestions or tips to improve are welcome.

Please do not be afraid of the comments section. Last time I checked it didn’t bite. Any input is deeply appreciated.

Review: Gene Kim, Kevin Behr & George Spafford – The Phoenix Project

Review: Gene Kim, Kevin Behr & George Spafford – The Phoenix Project

Wow. I have never read a non-fiction IT book before. The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win helps you understand what the value of IT is in modern organisations. While I have some doubts about the stories, I do like that as an IT guy I can relate to much of the problems presented.

Let’s have a look at The Phoenix Project.

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Review: Scott Meyer – Spell or High Water

Review: Scott Meyer – Spell or High Water

Hey readers! I’ve returned to a friend of mine, Martin Banks. He went to back in time to become a wizard. And the first book about his wizardry was awesome. Scott Meyer is doing a great job with this writing career of his. Like I said in the other blog post, the audiobooks are read by Luke Daniels. So it’s a great book, written by a great author and read by a great performer.

Interested in more?

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